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  • PASSINGS

    Anne Brown Gershwin's singer 'Bess' Anne Brown, 96, the soprano who originated the role of Bess in George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," died Friday in Oslo, Norway. Brown starred in the original production of the folk opera. Gershwin was so impressed...
  • The Rev. Joseph C. Martin dies at 84; expert on alcoholism and drug addiction

    The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, an expert on alcoholism and drug addiction whose lectures and films have been leading tools in recovery programs for more than 40 years, has died. He was 84. Martin, himself a recovering alcoholic, died Monday of heart...
  • Millard Kaufman, 92, dies; Oscar-nominated screenwriter

    Millard Kaufman, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of "Bad Day at Black Rock" and the co-creator of Mr. Magoo who waited until he was 90 to become a first-time novelist, has died. He was 92. Kaufman died of heart failure Saturday, two days after his...
  • Expressionist painter Grace Hartigan dies at 86

    Grace Hartigan, an Abstract Expressionist painter once hailed as the leading female artist of her generation who later turned to teaching and led a Baltimore art school to national prominence, died Nov. 15 of liver failure at a nursing home in Timonium,...
  • Nicholas Maw, British composer, dies at 73

    Nicholas Maw, a British composer who bucked the fads of modern classical music to return to more traditional melody and who brought William Styron's wrenching novel "Sophie's Choice" to the opera stage, has died. He was 73. Maw died Tuesday at his home...
  • Philip Curtin, dies at 87; historian of African slave trade

    Philip Curtin, dies at 87; historian of African slave trade
    Philip D. Curtin, a historian of the African slave trade who after World War II was a leading figure in reviving the neglected field of African history, has died. He was 87. Curtin, who was awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant in 1983, died June 4 of...
  • Food allergies are nothing to laugh about

    Food allergies are nothing to laugh about
    Questions remain about the causes and recent increases in the number of children and adults with food allergies. The fact that such allergies are very common in the United States, Canada, Europe and other industrialized countries around the world,...
  • Hospital drug errors far from uncommon

    Hospital drug errors far from uncommon
    The case of actor Dennis Quaid's newborn twins, who were reportedly given 1,000 times the intended dosage of a blood thinner at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, underscores one of the biggest problems facing the healthcare industry: medication errors. At...
  • Testing mushrooms' magic

    Resting on a hospital bed beneath a tie-dyed wall hanging, Pamela Sakuda felt a tingling sensation. Then bright colors started shimmering in her head. She had been depressed since being diagnosed with colon cancer two years earlier, but as the...
  • Judith Hoffberg dies at 74; art librarian and curator

    Judith Hoffberg, an art librarian and curator who was a major influence in the emergence of books as an artist's medium yet winked at the genre by establishing a global festival of edible books, has died. She was 74. Hoffberg, who was diagnosed with...
  • Wolfowitz's Wedgwood issue

    Should embattled World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz resign, be fired, or at least be investigated for six-figuring his thinly-credentialed girlfriend, Shaha Ali Riza, into a cushy U.S. State Department job? If you say yes, look out—former Assistant...